Michael Lauber left his post at the head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Confederation at the end of August, his successor will be elected at the earliest this winter.
The Geneva Attorney General Olivier Jornot is a candidate to succeed Michael Lauber at the head of the Public Ministry of the Confederation (MPC). The candidates had until October 2 to announce themselves.
“I confirm that I have submitted my candidacy,” he said on Monday in “Le Temps”, without saying more.
Quoted by the newspaper, two other potential candidates, however, let it be known that they were not interested. “I am attached to Geneva and to an operation which presents less red tape”, explains Yves Bertossa, first prosecutor. “No, I am not a candidate,” replies Maria-Antonella Bino, former deputy federal prosecutor and recently elected deputy judge at the Federal Criminal Court.
Blamed in particular for his informal meetings with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Michael Lauber resigned for January 31, 2021 but in fact left his post on August 31.
Since September 1, the official affairs of the Attorney General have been managed by Michael Lauber’s two former assistants, Ruedi Montanari and Jacques Rayroud. Observers say they should not be among the candidates to succeed their former leader.
The next Attorney General of the Confederation will be elected by the Federal Assembly, at the earliest during the winter session.